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October 30, 2015

CBR round-up: 5 key industry news stories this week

List: British Gas hack, IBM accounting woes and a £576 billion 'databerg.

By CBR Staff Writer

1. British Gas suffers data leak online

British Gas has become the latest victim of a data scandal after details of approximately 2,200 customers were leaked and posted online.

2. Google likely to merge Chrome OS with Android

Google is planning to merge two of its operating systems, Chrome and Android, into a single offering.

3. IBM’s accounting practices under SEC scrutiny

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating IBM’s accounting practices in regards to certain transactions.

4. £576bn Databerg hits EMEA businesses

UK businesses are wasting up to £435k annually on redundant, obsolete or trivial data.

5. EU net neutrality laws: Is this the end for the open internet?

The European Parliament voted through legislation abolishing roaming charges and establishing principles for net neutrality, rejecting amendments that campaigners claimed filled critical loopholes in the legislation.

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